EuroStars grant awarded

Sharon Ong, Sebastian Olier, Giacomo Spigler, and Eric Postma acquired a grant from the EU EuroStars program.

AI methods represent a quantifiable scientific alternative to the traditional art authentication methods. The Zurich based startup Art Recognition AG has developed an AI algorithm to authenticate artworks and detect forgeries. To improve the prototype and make it commercially viable, Art Recognition has partnered up with the Cognitive Science & AI Department (CSAI) at Tilburg University (the Netherlands) which already has extensive experience with using computer vision/AI methods in the artistic context. CSAI performs computational research in the domains of Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science and runs educational programs on Cognitive Science & Artificial Intelligence and Data Science and Society. The rapid expansion of our programs offers opportunities for young researchers to contribute to our program and to set up and expand their own research.

Art Recognition and the AI Department at Tilburg University will appoint a 2-year postdoctoral position funded from the Eurostars-2 joint program with co-funding from the European Union Horizon 2020 research and innovation program.